Inventory Planning Blog

eCommerce Forcing Companies to Improve Inventory Supply Chain Planning

Posted on Tue, Oct 04,2016@09:27 AM

shopping-cart-728410_1280.pngA more complex global environment is creating significant inventory challenges for manufacturing inventory planning.

Manufacturing companies need to become more innovative and resourceful to compete in today’s global marketplace. Many manufacturers not only produce goods for other manufacturers, they are now selling their products directly to other manufacturers (B2B commerce) and even consumers (B2C commerce). The use of e-Commerce rising so dramatically has added more challenges for managing both production and finished goods inventories. 

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Tags: Supply Chain Managment, e-Commerce

Is your Inventory Planning short on service, overstocked?

Posted on Tue, Sep 06,2016@10:50 AM

inventory planning, inventory optimizing, cloud, SaaS,It Happened one night.

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Smart Inventory Planning in the Cloud

Posted on Tue, Aug 02,2016@10:29 AM

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Tags: Inventory Planning, inventory optimization, SaaS, cloud computing

Inventory Forecasting Overview Part 2

Posted on Tue, Jul 05,2016@10:13 AM

better_planning-resized-600.jpgThe first forecasting blog covered an overview to inventory forecasting and the techniques available. This post continues to review the approaches to inventory forecasting.

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Tags: inventory optimization, Forecasting Inventory, stock forecasting, inventory forecasting

Inventory Forecasting Overview Part 1

Posted on Tue, Jun 07,2016@09:47 AM

inventory forecastingThis is Part 1 of a two-part series on inventory forecasting. This blog provides some basic information about viable inventory forecasting techniques. Forecasting is a key step in inventory planning but not the only one. There are other key variables and processes that come into play in good supply chain replenishment planning including inventory rationalization and optimization..

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Tags: inventory optimization, stock forecasting, inventory forecasting, warehouse management

Inventory planning is not about the price you pay

Posted on Tue, May 03,2016@09:30 AM

You inventory planning needs

 

As consumers, we are driven to challenge and negotiate the price of everything we buy. This can be a good thing as you can realize additional savings in many cases. When it comes to purchasing items for a business though, how do you properly gauge the value of the inventory you are buying?

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Tags: advanced inventory planning solutions, Demand Planning, replenishment planning

Inventory Planning Financial Analytics 2016

Posted on Tue, Apr 05,2016@09:30 AM

Happy New Year 2016! 

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Tags: Supply Chain Managment, inventory management, inventory planning finiancial analytics

Cloudiax – A New and Interesting Way to Manage Cloud Planning

Posted on Tue, Mar 01,2016@10:00 AM

Cloudiax is a new affordable, secure and fast cloud platform, optimized for SAP Business One on HANA and SQL. It simplifies a business with an easy-to-use, fast and cost effective solution. Cloudiax helps a business handle growth more easily.

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Tags: SAP, optimization, forecasting, Cloudiax

Keeping your Customers Satisfied with Optimized Inventory Planning

Posted on Tue, Feb 02,2016@09:30 AM

Your Customers are Happy with Optimized Inventory Planning

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Tags: MRP

Valogix Inventory Planning Customers Tell Their Success Stories Pt.2

Posted on Tue, Dec 08,2015@09:30 AM

GlobalLink, valogix inventory planner

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Valogix Inventory Planning Customers Tell Their Success Stories Pt. 1

Posted on Tue, Nov 03,2015@09:00 AM

American RV

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Synchronized Inventory Planning

Posted on Mon, Oct 05,2015@09:30 AM

Economies and subsequent demand for products is constantly changing and evolving. However, not all aspects of technology are moving as fast as these changes. One prime example is how inventory replenishment needs are calculated. Yes, there are dozens and even hundreds of applications and processes for all types of planning needs. These include: 
  • MRP for manufacturing
  • DRP for Distribution
  • Promotional Planning for Retail
  • Parts planning for MRO and Aftermarket Service Parts 

Individually, these solutions may do a good job of managing a specific inventory need but today businesses have morphed into multi-faceted, multi-customer facing companies. At the start or top is manufacturing, which feeds all other outlets like distribution and retail.

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Tags: MRP, SPARE PARTS INVENTORY PLANNING, DMRP

Advanced Inventory Planning – Your First Defense Against an Inefficient & Costly Supply Chain

Posted on Tue, Sep 08,2015@02:16 PM

The Art of War, competitive inventory planning advantage, supply chain managementAn inefficient supply chain leads to many issues, among them excess and inactive items, lower than desired customer service levels, out of stocks, higher transportation costs, lost sales and employee and customer dissatisfaction. These inefficiencies result from the lack of proper planning tools, no inventory strategy, poorly trained inventory planners, lack of management support, incomplete inventory visibility, and or unrealistic goals.

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Tags: Supply Chain Managment, Wholesale Distribution, forecasting software,, manufacturing inventory software,

The Cloud and Advanced Inventory Planning

Posted on Tue, Aug 11,2015@09:30 AM

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Cloud applications for business are becoming more plentiful. Solutions specifically built for the web are in great demand around the world. Companies are deciding to employ a cloud model to reduce capital and operational expenditure, reduce costs, increase business agility, and boost their ability to deliver IT on demand. Supply chain planning is a prime process for the Cloud.

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Tags: Forecasting Inventory, cloud computing

Develop an Inventory Strategy to Support your Customer Service Strategy

Posted on Tue, Jul 07,2015@10:00 AM

customer service, stockYour company has mission to be the best supplier of your products on the market today. Most companies define what that means in terms of serving the customer. For example, your customers can send you an order and get a return confirmation promptly. You will ship all orders within 24 hours. You will offer a variety of products that is both broad and deep. All great goals to build and grow a business. Now, you go out and spend a ton of money on the inventory. To buy smart, you use economic ordered quantities (EOQ) and take advantage of your vendor’s special deals.

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Tags: advanced inventory planning solutions